Holiday Update

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I received the best gift ever – I’m moving to a new house. I’m moving on Friday, so this week I will not be posting a Weekly Fave! However, by the weekend, I will recap this year and get on my regular schedule.

Have a great New Year’s eve, whatever you choose to do.

Happy Knitting!

Valerie

Premiere Issue of Neck-It-On!

Neck-It-On! Premiere Issue Cover

Here is my first collection of scarf patterns! As promised in my Weekly Fave! from September 2, “The Gate Pattern Wrap” instructions are in the Premiere Issue of Neck-It-On!, a free pdf download. I hope you enjoy this collection, and I would love to hear your thoughts. Happy Knitting!

Valerie

Knit Trends For Fall 2016

"The Edit" from Net-a-Porter.com

“The Edit” from Net-a-Porter.com

I recently came across “The Edit”, a weekly e-magazine on the site Net-A-Porter, a shopping site for luxury designer fashion. The August 24 issue reveals Fall 2016 Knit Trends. It is certainly an inspirational must-see when thinking about your wardrobe and the knit projects you may want to make.

Knitwear has become a staple of most designer collections for many years. If you are one to follow trends and a knitter, the collections are rich with inspiration. A brief overview of this Fall’s trends include oversized scarves, statement sweaters (color patterns, motifs and images), slouchy cardigans and sweaters covering the hips worn over dresses, asymmetric rib knit skirts, and skinny ribbed sweater dresses.

Statement Sweater for Fall 2016 from The Edit

Statement Sweater for Fall 2016 from The Edit

This free fashion e-magazine is one of the best I have come across online and is worth downloading the app. Happy Knitting!

New Free Pattern: DIY Pillow Cover

Need a new pillow for Fall/2014. Try this simple DIY pillow cover, and if you like designing, try a different color arrangement; choose to embellish or not. The yarn is worsted weight, and you may even have some leftovers around the house. I used Ella Rae’s Classic Wool.

I would love some pics of your finished project. Enjoy!

DIY Pillow

New Articles!

Please check out two new articles on the Tips page: Special Tips To Keep Your Knitting Looking Professional and The Bind Off Seam. The bind off seam is an ideal technique for the toes of socks, particularly if you don’t like the kitchener stitch and there is no seam!